The scholarship is open to continuing undergraduate students who are direct descendants of Half Century Trojans. These scholarships can be renewed for the remainder of the recipient’s undergraduate career at USC, based on continued strong academic performance. Scholarship recipients must meet the academic standards adopted by the Half Century Trojans Board of Directors. Scholarship recipients may pursue any academic major in any USC school.
To learn more about the application process, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 213.740.2300 for more information.
The Selection Process
Selected applicants are invited to interview with the Half Century Trojans Selection Committee. Applicants should provide evidence of academic achievement, leadership, participation in extracurricular activities, work experience and a commitment to community service.
Support for the Half Century Trojans Endowed Scholarship Fund can be provided in a variety of forms, including cash, appreciated securities, real estate or other assets. Contributions can also be made through wills, living trusts, charitable gift annuities, or any combination of these devices. Whatever its structure, each gift to the scholarship fund benefits talented students at USC.
To make a gift directly online, please see below Give Now button:
If send contribution via check, please complete and mail this form along with a check made out to the USC Half Century Trojan Scholarship, to the following address:
USC Half Century Trojans Scholarship Fund
Epstein Family Alumni Center
3607 Trousdale Parkway, TCC 305
Los Angeles, CA 90089-3106
Words of Appreciation
“I am entering my sophomore year as a Dornsife student majoring in Narrative Studies. I’m ecstatic to embark on my second year as a member of both the Trojan Marching Band and the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. I am extremely proud to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather (USC Class of ’49), and I am so humbled by the support of the Half Century Trojans who not only celebrate my family’s Trojan past, but are actively nurturing my future.”
—Jordan Evans, Class of 2022 (Dornsife)
“I am a junior majoring in business administration with emphasis in real estate finance. I am directly connected to USC through my great-grandmother, Thelma Estes Brown, as well as indirectly through my parents who are diehard Trojans and always took me to USC football games growing up. The HCT Scholarship means an incredible amount to me, and I fully intend to pay it forward! The HCT Scholarship will help to alleviate some of the financial burden on my family and allow me to better pursue my many passions, for which I am extremely grateful.”
—Grant Uberstine, Class of 2021 (Marshall)
“I am a junior majoring in neuroscience and minoring in music studies in classical piano. Since joining the Trojan Family, I have formed a student volunteer organization called Medicinal Music Makers. The organization’s goal is to perform and 3D-print musical instruments for its patients, their families and hospital staff. I sincerely appreciate the financial support and recognition of the HCT Scholarship toward my goal to attend medical school and become a doctor.”
—Valerie Narumi, Class of 2021 (Dornsife)
“I am a junior majoring in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and also currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Global Medicine. I come from a long line of Trojans—my great-grandfather graduated from USC in 1923; both of my grandparents met at USC and graduated in 1951; and I have two uncles who graduated from USC in the ’70s. As a transfer student, I am incredibly humbled and grateful to have been chosen for the HCT Scholarship, and I feel so lucky to be at such an amazing institution which has quickly grown to be my home.”
—Marissa Anderson, Class of 2021 (Keck)
“I am a junior studying business and economics at USC. My Trojan connection is through my grandfather, Edward “Ted” May, who received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from USC in 1955, as well as his master’s degree in science and engineering in 1967. The HCT Scholarship has truly helped create a ‘Trojan Family,’ as my earning it has allowed my parents to afford sending my younger sister to USC as well—she is beginning her Trojan journey this fall.”
—Nick Basch, Class of 2021 (Marshall)